New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 6-8-2023

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 6/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 6/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews


At Truist Park on Thursday, the Atlanta Braves (36-24) will host the New York Mets (30-31). In game one of this series, the Braves defeated the Mets on Tuesday with a six-run performance.


Atlanta is fourth in the MLB regarding runs scored per game, averaging 5.1. The Braves, in first place in the NL East, came into this series with a two-game winning streak.


New York is starting at +155 while Atlanta is at -180 in the odds for this matchup. There are eight in all. Justin Verlander and Spencer Strider are the likely starters.


The Atlanta Braves Charlie Morton starts his 12th game on the mound. With 64.2 innings pitched this season, Morton has a record of 5-6.


Morton has a 3.62 ERA and 72 strikeouts. In his last start, Morton went 7 innings while giving up 3 earned runs on 6 hits. Four runs are scored against the Atlanta Braves per game.


With a slugging percentage of.393, New York has struck out 456 times while walking 207 times this season. In addition to their 481 base hits and 253 runs batted this season, they have a 0.239 team batting average.


The Mets have collectively hit 71 baseballs out of the park and accounted for 78 two-baggers. They are responsible for 262 runs scored and have a 0.318 team OBP.


The New York Mets are averaging 4.3 runs per game as a team, which ranks 20th in Major League Baseball.


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New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves Predictions 6/8/2023


The Mets have 512 batters on base and a collective ERA of 4.53, which ranks 23rd in the league. The Mets’ pitchers have allowed 276 runs and 81 home runs, which ranks 16th in the league.


Their pitching staff has struck out 218 opponents thus far this season, and as a unit, they have a 4.76 FIP. 494 base hits (8.4 per nine innings) and 266 earned runs have been surrendered by New York.


The pitching staff’s combined WHIP is 1.35, with a 2.35 K/BB ratio.


The New York Mets came into this series with a record of less than 500. Only four of the Mets’ previous 10 games have ended in victories.


In their previous four games, New York has been outscored 17-9. The Mets score 4.3 runs per game on average. Game three of this series will be played in New York, which has a dismal road record.


The New York Mets’ Max Scherzer will make his tenth outing behind the plate. With 47.2 innings pitched this season, Scherzer has a 5-2 record.


Scherzer’s ERA is 3.21 and he has 48 strikeouts. In his past two outings, Scherzer went 14 innings, allowing two earned runs on 11 hits. The New York Mets surrender 4.5 runs per contest.


The Braves are fifth in baseball with an average of 5.05 runs per game and a team slugging percentage of.462. They have scored 303 runs, walked 199 times, and hit 107 doubles.


Atlanta has collected 292 RBIs and 98 home homers so far this season. They have a total of 527 base hits and have been called out on strikes 514 times (20th in MLB).


This season, the Atlanta Braves are responsible for both a batting average of.259 and an OBP of.331.


The Atlanta pitching staff’s team ERA is 3.66 (216 earned runs surrendered) despite allowing 238 runs this season. They have allowed 56 home runs and 4.03 runs per nine innings, which places them seventh in the league.


The Braves team’s WHIP is 1.266 and their FIP is 3.78 for the season. They have a 9.60 K/BB ratio (565 strikeouts vs. 196 free passes). With 476 total hits allowed, their pitching staff is ranked fifth in MLB.


In 29 save opportunities, Atlanta has used relievers to enter the game, and they have made 17 saves. They have sent 200 bullpen relievers to the mound this season and are now ranked 20th in baseball with a save rate of 58.6%.


Their bullpen relievers have entered the game on the hill 52 times with base runners and 65 times in high-pressure situations.


Out of the 78 inherited base runners, Atlanta’s relievers have scored 35.9% of them. The Braves now have 69 save opportunities, 40 holds, and 12 missed saves.


New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves. The MLB pick for this game is the Atlanta Braves. The New York Mets will feature their best pitcher on the mound Max Scherzer on Thursday.


Scherzer has been solid in two straight starts but that won’t help much if the Mets cannot produce runs. The Atlanta Braves show value at home but the play to look at is in the total.


Expect a pitcher’s duel to close out this series. Final Score Prediction, Atlanta Braves win but the play is on the under 4-2.


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New York Mets vs Atlanta Braves 6/8/2023 Picks Predictions Previews

MLB Starting Time: 7:20 PM (EDT)


Location: Truist Park in Atlanta, Georgia 


Date: Thursday, June 8, 2023




MLB Odds: Atlanta Braves -175 


MLB Totals: 8.5


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